Give a kid some blankets, string, and clothes pins, and send them outside. What will they make? A tent, of course. A few of our Dreamers did just this recently. I watched the children constructing, playing, imagining and I thought about the intrinsic desire to protect.
The children built a place to protect themselves. How do they know to do this? In many of the cases the histories of our dear kiddos tell of places and people where the children should have been protected, but were not.
I find the resiliency of these little ones astounding. Even though such a basic need such as shelter was robbed from them at an early age they still know that this is important. So important, in fact, that they are able to emulate a place of protection as they built tents with sheets.
I am very grateful that we are able to provide true security and protection to our Dreamers. Although, it must be said, we do not do it alone. Often people ask us how much of our operations are subsidized by the government. Bolivia regulates orphanages by making laws and setting officials in place to rescue children, serve as social workers, and help to facilitate adoptions. Per care of the children no financial aid is given. In some cases the government will temporarily lend land to orphanages.
We depend on the generosity of donors who have decided to dedicate a certain amount of their monthly finances to help the House of Dreams. We rely on God to connect us with these donors so that we can serve the nation of Bolivia by helping care for orphans.
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